Five sentenced for Anchorage murder during robbery

Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Five young Anchorage men were handed sentences from 20 to 30 years for their roles in killing a man during a robbery last year.

Jin Jeong, 20, and Andrew Lee, 18, were sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing Michael Broumley, 30, in a trailer home May 4, 2000.

Timothy Pimentel, 20, and David Barnett, 21, were sentenced to 25 years. David Lee, Andrew Lee's 17-year-old brother, was charged as an adult and received 20 years as the driver of the car.

Andrew Lee, Jeong, Pimentel and Barnett broke into the trailer about 5 a.m. wearing masks and carrying guns. Three people in the trailer complied with the orders of the men, but Broumley tried to fight off the robbers and was shot twice, with two separate guns. Prosecutors said the men were looking for drugs.

The five pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.

Judge Michael Wolverton told Andrew Lee and Jeong their sentences were more severe because they planned the crime.

''You were, by God, going to get the job done,'' he said. ''I don't know who shot first. It makes no difference.''

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